Outside of the kids pictures – this is hands down, my most cherished photo! She was the silliest, craziest, most loving, supporting Grandma there ever was. This was taken the first weekend after she retired. Relaxed, silly, “anything goes” type of attitude is what she always had. But even more so after her “freedom” from retiring. She & I sat there literally for hours. My mom bringing us food & drink from the kitchen right inside the screen door. We sang our hearts out that day. Off key & making up our own words as we went along. To this very day, I remember how we laughed till there were tears coming down our faces, our legs stretched across each, and our feet tickling each other. It was the best 4th I had growing up. I have such sweet memories of her. She was indeed the dearest of dears.
Wishing all my friends & family the sweetest & most memory filled 4th!